Drought Portal

Drought Portal

Drought is an ever present factor when keeping bees in the western United States. And with global warming, our western climates are getting hotter and drier than ever. Want to monitor drought conditions? The U.S. Drought Portal is a new government service that provides information and daily updates on drought conditions. Check it out. -dM

Michael Bush

Michael Bush

The Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild has recorded Michael Bush’s presentation. If you’re interested in natural beekeeping, it’s well worth the time to watch this 4 part series. While thinking of Michael, don’t forget his BushFarms website. It’s a natural beekeeping resource well worth bookmarking. And Michael has published “The Practical Beekeeper” and has reprinted “Huber’s New Observations Upon Bees”. Check them out. -dM

Sam Comfort

Sam Comfort

It’s been awhile since I’ve seen or talked with Sam Comfort. I met him while we were both in Florida, more than 5 years ago. Back then, he was raising commercial queens. And I was looking for a new and different experience before retiring. So, there was this young man with his passion for bees, talking with this old guy about top bar hives and […]

Yard Visit End of June 2013

Yard Visit End of June 2013

I was away during the first 2 weeks of June. It was an awkward time to leave queenless hives. But even a beekeeper needs a vacation. And this one, to visit my son living in Hawaii, was planned more than a year before the bees got into trouble. While away, the Wyoming summer arrived. Not through the process of a gradual spring. But typical Wyoming. […]

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